Posts Tagged ‘friends’


#Trying to Remain Calm….#IHateItWhen


Keysharion “KeKe” Parker

I hate it when…you ask someone a legitimate question and they give you an F’d up ass answer.  Thanks for thinking I’m a dumb ass. 

So I visited Philly a few months back with the girls and we were kicking it at a wine spot, a little tipsy, and a lot of dancin’ to a little band that was jamming jazz and some r&b.  The guys in the band were doing their thang and we were having a great night.  Okay…..until, the lead guy comes over to the table and asks if we had any requests.  Nice, right?! 

Well, I politely asked if he could play any Ne-Yo.  Mind you, I had just heard a band in N.O. play Champagne Life in a hole in the wall club a couple of months prior.  I didn’t think my request was far fetched, but damn! The answer I got back was ‘rude as hell’.  I mean I wasn’t trying to belittle what the band was doing by any means, I just thought it would keep the party going. 

For real, don’t look at me like I’m stupid and say “Uh…NO! Why in the hell would we play that?!” Well, in my opinion don’t bring your ass over here and ask if we have any requests. So my non-drunk, crunk answer should have been, “You’re a motherf***in’ band asking for requests, aren’t you?! That’s why you need to play that “ish! You obviously ain’t that big yet to be turning folk down, now are you?”   I think I should’ve gone Evelyn Lozada on him and told him what’s real! Yes, I have anger mgmt issues and I need help.  Fortunately for him, I was lil’ tipsy and I just got quiet and festered until now….LOL

I’m jus’ sayin’, I hate it when people get their jollies off of making other people feel like crap.  You don’t have to TRY to embarrrass anyone to have control over the situation.  Just have some compassion and patience.  Yes, people do ask stupid questions, but Damn don’t you do the same thing, too?   Be helpful because you never know how that could lead to your next blessing.

I mean dude was kinda cute.  If he had played his cards rights, he actually coulda got it  🙂 

I’m jus’ sayin’!…SMH

LIVE Life…and Respect My Gangsta!


#Trying to Kick it….The End of the Week is #LikeNothingElse…


Awww Suki Suki!  It’s the Weekend, Baby!  TGIF, For Real!  We made it, y’all!  See how the rest of the weekend is gonna play out for you.

Friday & Saturday- HAPPY

As you can see, we have made it to the end of the week and look at the smile on that face!  Too excited to be free to do what you want to do….even if it is just running errands around town on Saturday.  It’s your time and you can wake up at your leisure….Hopefully!  Songs were made about the weekend.  It’s Friday and I’m ready to swang. Pick up my girls and hit the party scene…Tonight, ohohoh, It’s Alright!-AALIYAH   Make sure to hit up a daytime party for me and get your fly accessories with

Sunday – WORRIED

Well, look it’s Sunday again.  Where did the last two days go?  Oh no, now you’ve started thinking about all the stuff you have do during the week.  School, Work, the kids, oh my!  How can you enjoy this last moment of your weekend without worrying.  I don’t know if you can. It’s called Sunday Anxiety!  It begins to take over you because you got up early, went to church possibly, cooked your evening meal, maybe even hung out with some friends for brunch.  You’ve had you last bit of weekend fun and you realize it has to come to an end…..And then….you move into the next phase…..

Sunday Evening – RAGE

Oh, No!  It’s time to go to bed.  You are really upset now.  Why is it that we go through this every week?  There has never been a day in my work career that I’ve felt joy about going to the job on Monday.   It requires prayer and meditation to just have enough strength to get out of the bed on Monday and make it in one time….LOL  Don’t trip, I’m glad I have a job, but I’m Mad I gotta go.  Anybody know of a job where I can work from home? Maybe that would ease the tension.

LIVE Life, Have a Great Weekend….And a Happy Monday!

Keysharion “KeKe” Parker


Free Admission to TryingTwenties GlamShop – October 13th


Houston’s First Fashion week is fast approaching and we’ll be at GlamShop Houston  selling our Fabulous, Flirty and Fun handbags and accessories.  Visit us at the show and recieve 20% off all handbag purchases!

GlamShop Houston

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010 

5 p.m. – 9 p.m.  

4807 Caroline St, Houston, TX 77004

We are for Every Recessionista on a Budget.  Print out the post from Houston on the Cheap below and get free admission to the event. 

Free Admission to GlamShop October 13 for Houston on the Cheap Readers.

Remember, don’t be stingy! Tell your girls, cousins, aunties, mommas, sisters, co-workers and even your frenemies…..We all deserve to be Fabulous!

Aerika Eshelle


Trying to be a Good Friend…


I visited my favorite city this weekend and was fortunate to stay with two of my very good friends as we hung out in the city, hit up festivals, ball games, pizza places, karaoke, and watched fireworks on the shore.  I had an amazing time in this adopted city.  I am not only thankful for the time away from home, but I am truly Thankful for all the Good Friends in my life that look out for me, that knew me when I was younger, and have been there to grow with me during my twenties.

During my visit a very good question came up about how we view things and the presence of people in our lives.   Does God bring good people into your life or do we just gravitate to people like us that are like-minded? 

Have you asked HIM for good friends or do potential friends come and go out of your life for analysis and you decide if they are worthy enough to be apart of you life?

I would hope HE is looking out for me in this very aspect of my life, but I also hope I have used the common sense HE gave me to decipher when friends are just in my life for A Reason, A Season, And/Or  A Lifetime.

Whatever the case may be, be a good friend to those that are worthy and I believe you’ll be blessed abundantly with the things that matter most….Good stories to share, good laughs to be had, and just all around good times with others that love you back.

My friends and I often mention when something funny happens to us that we’ll sit around and reminisce later and say “Remember that time when….” and then fill in the blank with whatever hilarious story we experienced “x” amount of years ago. 

Tell us what your “Remember that time when…” story is that makes you die laughing every time you are with your crew.  The best story wins… 🙂

LIVE Life, LAUGH About it, LOVE Those who love you back!

Angel Elexa


Trying to Sneak…Into the Movies and Outta the House…


Okay ladies,  I’m not supposed to be blogging, but I couldn’t pass up sharing these deals with you!!

Whichever city you are in that has a Studio Movie Grill, you and a guest can see a movie Free.  They are giving 2 passes away to see movies until July 1st.  Check out the link and print your pass.  I wanted to let you know before the weekend arrived.  Print as many as you like, just make sure the barcode keeps changing. 

I’ll be out at the new City Centre-Houston.  Where will you be?

Oh and on a side note, for those ladies that live in Here  and want to explore the City of Houston, Groupon is offering a special today for a discount 45 day membership to Bayou City Outdoors.  This is a group that enjoys outdoor activities such as kayaking, riding bikes on trails, rollerblading, and hiking.  They are even planning a trip to Costa Rica.  Singles and/or marrieds may enjoy this time to get to know others in the area and have some fun outdoors.  Okay, ladies I know it is getting hot in HOUSTON and you don’t wanna mess up the hair dos,  but this is a great $12 expenditure and you don’t have to redeem it until October….BUT you have to BUY TODAY!!  Click the link below to purchase.  You’ll find the deal on the right side of today’s actual deal.

Okay, I’m out.  Don’t miss these deals!  See, we keep you in the know and not just about Teeny Bopper Concerts…LOL  I’m out before I get in trouble…Aerika Eshelle


Trying to Save…



Lord and Taylor wants you to get your savings on.  We’re sharing this with you, so share it with your girls.  It’s always nice to have a shopping buddy.  Or if you’re like me and want to avoid the crowds, then shop online with the code Friends.  You could receive 25% off on everything in your cart. 

LIVE Life…and look Fabulous!

Aerika Eshelle


Trying to Hang Out…


Red Carpet Style…The Oscars are on the horizon, airing Sunday, March 7th, and I wanted to share a few ways to kick it in style at your Oscar Party with the Girls.

To ensure you have an exciting watch party, prepare today and be the best hostess your friends have ever met. 

(1) Send your Evite! Go online and get the party started today!  They have the best designs and you can submit the location and provide a map to guests to your venue.

(2) Plan your menu.  What will you be serving your guests?  Here’s our ideas for a Premiere gathering.

Slumdog HotDog Station – Buy Buns, weiners, chili, cheese, ketchup, mayo, mustard and relish for the ultimate feeding frenzy.

Revolutionary “Rocky” Road Brownies – Buy your favorite Brownie mix and  add walnuts, pecans or cashews to the mix.  Drizzle edible gold glitter flakes on top.  This will make a Festive treat!

Red Carpet Flame – Mix 12oz cup of Simply Lemonade with 2 shots of Malibu Cocunt Rum for a Bitter/Sweet drink.  It’s sure to be a Crowd Pleaser!

Red Carpet Fizzle – Mix a tub of lime sherbert with a half bottle of Sprite. This fizzy drink makes a great solution for all your non-alky friends.  One of my girls is prego 🙂

Pop the Champagne – If you can’t have Cristal, have the knock off called Cristalino.  It’s actually pretty good and you can get little 187ml bottles as gag gifts for your crowd.  Hey, we’re all about Fabulous on a budget.


(3) Plan your activites – What separates your event from just chilling at your house, to A Stellar Event, are the activities.  Come up with some ideas to keep the crowd interacting with you, each other and the tv.

BE THE ACADEMY – Print cards from here. Allow the crowd to vote on who they think will win before the awards start.  Tally which ones they got right as the show goes on.  After the show is over, see which guest guessed the most winners correctly.  Then….Give a Prize like this trophyYou can pick this up at your local Party City for $3.99.

Make Love it/Hate it Cards – During the Red Carpet, hand the crowd a card with each on it.  As the stars adorn the runway, have the guests vote for if they love the outfit or hate it.  These cards are best on card stock paper and you can find cute clip art in powerpoint.  Place them both on an 8.5 x 11 sheet of card stock and cut down the center for two cards.  Look, you’re fun and economical!

Create Oscar TriviaGo here for actual trivia questions and ideas.  Get creative, but make it easy on your guests and create multiple choice answers.  Whoever wins gets a prize!  For the prize for this game, hit up the $1.00 bin at Target.  They always have cute trinkets and what nots for gifts.  I found little vases adorned with the TryingTwenties theme, LIVE…LAUGH…LOVE.

And save the most fun for last.  A DRINKING Game…Everytime one of the following happens, ask your crowd to take a drink.  If you have to work tomorrow, this may suck and you may have to be a designated driver…LOL

  1. When a TV celebrity is asked, “Who are you wearing?”
  2. Everytime someone Thanks their Agent or God.
  3. When a star’s speech last’s too long and the orchestra starts playing.

(4) Decorate – Find nominated movie art online at google images.  Type in the name of the film and “wallpaper”.  Save it and then size them on an 11 x 17 template in powerpoint.  Print them out on large paper and decorate your “screening room” with the movie art.    It adds a touch of flair and makes your guests feel like you went all out….LOL

(5) Enjoy – Get ready to host an extravagently cheap event.  Remember, hanging out with your girls and ragging on people’s dresses…Priceless!

Okay, so you are ready to party and deliver a Fabulously planned evening for you and  your friends!  If all else fails, tell them to bring the food and drinks to your crib….LOL

LIVE Life..And share it with your friends.

Aerika Eshelle.

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